Suit says Hyundai inflated gas mileage claim

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elantra Suit says Hyundai inflated gas mileage claim

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(AP) – A California lawsuit says Hyundai’s Elantra vehicle doesn’t get the advertised 40 miles per gallon. Santa Monica-based Consumer Watchdog joined Elantra buyer Louis Bird in the Sacramento lawsuit claiming Hyundai Motor America aggressively pitches its “40-mile-per-gallon Elantra” in advertisements without a government-mandated disclosure that the estimate is for highway driving only.

The Los Angeles Times reports Bird bought his Elantra last year, and he’s kept a mileage log showing barely 29 miles per gallon. Hyundai defends the 40-mile-per-gallon estimate, saying it was certified by the Environmental Protection Agency.

The lawsuit, which seeks class-action status, asks for unspecified damages on behalf of California residents who bought or leased 2010 and 2011 Elantras.

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